With Noah Hawley’s drama Lucy in the Sky opening in theaters this weekend, I sat down with stars Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm. Written by Hawley, Brian C Brown, and Elliott DiGuiseppi, the film stars Portman as an astronaut named Lucy Cola who begins to lose touch with reality after returning to Earth, which now seems small when compared to the majesty of space. The film also stars Dan Stevens, Zazie Beetz, Pearl Amanda Dickson, and Ellen Burstyn.
If you’ve seen the trailers, you probably noticed the way the aspect ratio changed in the footage. One of the interesting things Hawley did in the film was use the aspect ratio as a way to convey Cola’s mental state. During the interview, we talked about the changing aspect ratio, why they both wanted to be part of the project, a cool shot in the hospital, and I tried to get some updates on Top Gun: Maverick and Thor: Love and Thunder.
Check out what they had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.
Jon Hamm & Natalie Portman:
- What was it about the script that said they had to do this?
- How early on did they know Noah wanted to use changing aspect ratios?
- Portman talks about a cool shot in the film which involves her character sort of floating along in a hospital.
- Top Gun: Maverick talk.
- Thor: Love and Thunder talk.